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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

MTT unleashes Ives at his raucous, crotchety best in Disney Hall

By , 07 December 2018
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Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Los Angeles

Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival

By , 17 November 2018
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Artists of Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Company in Pretty, The Escape Artist © Reed Hutchinson | Cap UCLA
Los Angeles

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Tackles Marathon 7-Hour Performance

By , 03 November 2018
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Los Angeles

Mälkki’s Mahler 5 proves a mixed bag in Los Angeles

By , 01 November 2018
***11
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Sean Panikkar (Gandhi) © Cory Weaver
Los Angeles

Strange and stirring Satyagraha at LA Opera

By , 20 October 2018
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Paolo Bortolameolli © Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles

Dvořák and Saint-Saëns provide light summer fare at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 02 August 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Los Angeles

Denève and Hadelich eloquent, bold in Sibelius and Ravel at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 24 July 2018
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Russell Thomas © Fay Fox
Los Angeles

Dudamel serves up Otello at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 15 July 2018
***11
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Rodney Gilfry (Walt Whitman) © Rob Latour | The Wallis
Los Angeles

Matthew Aucoin, Rod Gilfry and Walt Whitman in the wilds of Beverly Hills

By , 26 May 2018
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Los Angeles

LA Phil returns home, licks wounds, soldiers on

By , 12 May 2018
***11
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Los Angeles

A wonderful surfeit of Bach from Les Violons du Roy

By , 26 April 2018
*****
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Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

LA Phil’s multimedia Das Lied von der Erde is a sight to hear

By , 06 April 2018
***11
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Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Los Angeles

Bringuier brings Gallic flair to Brahms and Dvořák in LA

By , 22 March 2018
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Herbert Blomstedt © U.K. Lengemann
Los Angeles

Forever young: Blomstedt leads LA Phil in Beethoven and Sibelius

By , 16 March 2018
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Lisette Oropesa (Eurydice) © Ken Howard
Los Angeles

Lots of Gluck: LA Opera’s Orphée et Eurydice

By , 10 March 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Los Angeles

Salonen revives Wing On Wing... and it flies!

By , 16 February 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Los Angeles

A rousing reunion for Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

By , 09 February 2018
*****
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Los Angeles

A portrait of a world drawn closer, as depicted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

By , 08 February 2018
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Bernstein's Mass with Dudamel © Craig T Mathew | Mathew Imaging courtesy of LA Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles

Bernstein's Mass gushes, swoons and rages under Dudamel in LA

By , 01 February 2018
*****
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Kelsey Grammer (as Voltaire) © Ken Howard
Los Angeles

Stunning Candide from LA Opera

By , 27 January 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Dudamel celebrates his birthday with a new percussion concerto by Joseph Pereira

By , 26 January 2018
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Los Angeles

Hong, Byers and Loo step in for Zimmermann's Cello Concerto at Disney Hall

By , 19 January 2018
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Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante © Ana de Labra
Los Angeles

Fabio Biondi's Vivaldi puts Mozart in the shade in LA

By , 09 January 2018
*****
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

MTT brings maverick approach to Bruckner's Seventh in Los Angeles

By , 14 December 2017
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Xian Zhang © Benjamin Ealovega
Los Angeles

Xian Zhang thrills in Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Disney Hall

By , 10 December 2017
***11
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Plácido Domingo (Nabucco) © Ken Howard | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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Emmanuelle Haïm © Simon Fowler
Los Angeles

Emmanuelle Haïm brings early music to the LA Phil

By , 17 November 2017
***11
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Dancers of AteNine in Calling Glenn © Reed Hutchinson
Los Angeles

AteNine and Glenn Kotche Collaborate with Stunning Results

By , 11 November 2017
*****
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Los Angeles

Clockwork precision and sparkle in Dutoit's all-Ravel program in Los Angeles

By , 10 November 2017
****1
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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony at Disney Hall © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Los Angeles

Chicago and Muti keep it safe, delivering potent Brahms at Disney Hall

By , 22 October 2017
****1
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© jean Louis Fernandez
Los Angeles

Until the Lions: Gripping and Rich with Physicality

By , 18 October 2017
*****
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Nino Machaidze (Leïla) © Ken Howard
Los Angeles

Fishing for pearls: LA Opera's second attempt at Bizet proves a charmer

By , 07 October 2017
*****
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Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page) in The Red Shoes © Johan Persson
Los Angeles

Bourne's The Red Shoes tours to Los Angeles

By , 19 September 2017
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Jacob Jonas The Company © Timothy Norris, courtesy of the Ford Theatres
Los Angeles

Jacob Jonas The Company shares an evening with composer Tim Hecker

By , 19 August 2017
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Aszure Barton & Artists © Timothy Norris, courtesy of the Ford Theatres
Los Angeles

Aszure Barton’s AWÁA has its local première in Los Angeles

By , 18 August 2017
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Tiler Peck and Marcello Gomes perform George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante © courtesy of The Music Center
Los Angeles

BalletNOW suffers from miscasting and a quality of je ne sais quoi.

By , 28 July 2017
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Eifman Ballet in Tchaikovsky Pro et Contra © Evgeny Matveev
Los Angeles

Eifman's Tchaikovsky, Pro et Contra Opens in Los Angeles

By , 23 June 2017
****1
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Thomas Edwards as Alan’s lover and Victor Zarallo as Alan in A Streetcar Named Desire © Andy Ross
Los Angeles

Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire is a Masterpiece

By , 19 May 2017
*****
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Invertigo Dance Theatre © Sarvey Rector Tahmasebi
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dance Festival 2017 Opens with a Variety of Dance Styles

By , 11 May 2017
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Philippe Jordan © JF Leclercq
Los Angeles

Morning Wagner at the Los Angeles Philharmonic

By , 28 April 2017
*****
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Kate Lindsey (Nicklausse) and Vittorio Grigolò (Hoffmann) © LA Opera
Los Angeles

A beautifully sung Tales of Hoffmann at LA Opera

By , 25 March 2017
***11
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© Roger Martin Holman
Los Angeles

Trisha Brown's In Plain Site at the Getty Museum

By , 10 March 2017
*****
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Patricia Racette (Salome) © Ken Howard | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Patricia Racette's mesmerizing power as Salome in Los Angeles

By , 05 March 2017
****1
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Ray Chen, Christoph Eschenbach and the Bamberg Symphony © Reed Hutchinson
Los Angeles

Bamberg Symphony plays a rain-drenched LA

By , 17 February 2017
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Morris Robinson (Osmin) and Brenton Ryan (Pedrillo) © Craig T Mathew
Los Angeles

LA Opera debuts Roaring Twenties, Mozart-lite Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 28 January 2017
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© Courtesy of Jacob Jonas The Company
Los Angeles

Jacob Jonas The Company Delivers at the Wallis

By , 13 January 2017
*****
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Mikhail Baryshnikov in Letter to a Man © Lucie Jansch
Los Angeles

Baryshnikov and Wilson enter the troubled mind of Nijinsky

By , 18 November 2016
***11
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© George Simian
Los Angeles

Invertigo Dance Theatre Presents After It Happened

By , 30 September 2016
*****
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Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Witches © Karen Almond | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Plácido Domingo and nine saucy witches star in LA Opera's new Macbeth

By , 17 September 2016
*****
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Gautier Capuçon © Gregory Batardon
Los Angeles

French classics from Capuçon and Morlot as the Hollywood Bowl's summer nears its end

By , 13 September 2016
***11
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